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Calibration

by Serpetausks

Can't calibrate my anet A6 to perfection, so need any good tips. Mods made so far for stiffer print:
X axis: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2106854
Y belt tensioner: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3162688
Printer mounted to MDF with clamps: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2390954
Bed leveling nut upgrade: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2044042

Anet A6 X Axis
by jgbbob8
Anet A6/A8 High Y-Belt Holder
by kaa_
Anet A6/A8 Threaded Frame Mount/Clamp, Upgrade
by Area51
Anet A6 Table nut and cover spring
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Marlin wont flash to Anet A6

by sjp831

For some reason when i tried to flash my firmwire, the marlin configurator didn't have an option for anet. Anyone else encounter this or know the issue?

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Anet A6 Marlin config setup issues

by KP31

Hi all, I am totally new to 3D printing and for the first part was completely loving it (I feel I am totally hooked! Ha). I love to tinker and upgrade with little expense so started printing parts to Mod my Anet A6, everything was going great and was getting good prints, after hours of browsing and reading I decided I was going to attempt the Marlin FW upgrade, well all I can say is that I am becoming frustrated and really don't want to be as I can generally work things out via research and don't get to the point where I have to ask for help.

I understand there are many benefits to the FW upgrade but this feels like a "what wasn't broke don't fix it" kind of scenario.. Soo, I found a YouTube tutorial on upgrading via the Marlin config app https://youtu.be/vCYUnPoZSj4 and everything went smooth, I managed to upgrade to 1.8, I did this via a USB cable and software. Since doing this I just can't get the printer to print properly, as in every print fails at the start due to adjustments. I have tried the mesh manual bed leveling (again following another tutorial) but have had no success.

I went from ok prints (just starting out) to what I thought was good and consistent prints, and now I just can't seem to get the thing right? I am using Cura as my slicing software.

Any help, pointing me in the right direction I would massively appreciate.

Thank you all for you time in advance.

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Inconsistent Bed Level

by AdamScott

Every time I set up my A6 to start a print I need to level the bed and I do it just like I am meant to. Then when I go to start printing after having the bed perfectly level the hotend starts to dig into my plate or the filament is too far away to be sticking to the bed. After each time I think I have levelled the bed it keeps changing. I don't know what could be the problem and I was wondering if anyone else had the same problem and if they were able to fix it. Thanks

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build plate adhesion

by Sacril

im having a problem while printing 3 coat hangers, the one in the middle will stick good but the one in the left will completly peel off the build plate, the one on the right will partialli peel off, i have glass bed an kapton tape, the first layer is 0.3 mm and the hot bed is at 100 degrees, i tryed to print on 70 degrees and the three of them peeled off, any sugestion?

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